CANADA 150 – The “Pope Mania” That Swept Through Canada in 1984
Its Canada’s one hundred and fiftieth birthday and for the next year, we Canadians are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.
You can’t talk about the contribution of the Catholic Church to Canada without looking back to the year 1984 when Pope-Mania swept over the country.
It was one of the biggest events in Canadian history when on Sept 9th 1984, Pope John Paul II kissed the tarmac at the airport in Quebec City and kicked-off, the first ever papal visit in Canada.
In the frenzied atmosphere of a rock concert, millions of Canadians flocked to stadiums, cathedrals and